Last 50 Entranced CDs!

Only 50 CDs left on the original MidnightCafe Music label from the 2007 CD pressing! The album will not be available again on CD, only digital download. Available as an unopened and wrapped standard CD or signed at no extra charge. Please add the name of the person you'd like the CD dedicated to in the notes section at checkout. Thank you :-)

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CD with FREE shipping within the USA - $15

CD with shipping to Europe - $23

CD with shipping to the rest of the world - $29

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Shadows & Light track listing

Shadows & Light track listing

Distant Dreams track listing

Distant Dreams track listing

TWO New albumS!

Dear Music Friends,

As an independent artist within such a niche genre it's becoming harder and harder to self finance musical ventures, it's a sad fact caused by the internet age we live in and the illegal downloading problem. Music can be heard and played all over the internet for free or with very little monetary return going to the artist, while this can result in royalty payouts to bigger mainstream and popular acts, independent musicians like myself in the smaller rock guitar instrumental genre lose out. This year, I want to release two new albums and record and release one off singles like the recent 'Dream Within A Dream', plus create new videos of me playing some of my popular tunes live. I can't do these without funding, just as no other business could either. In this social media obsessed age we live in, people seem to forget that 'likes' alone don't provide an income for artists. I receive very kind emails and comments on social media from fans who often ask me for more music, and why I haven't released any in several years. I always explain the above dilemma, to let them know I'm not just being lazy or have become disinterested in music. Music is my life's work, I love music and the guitar with all my heart and soul. It is for all of these reasons that I've decided to crowdfund both albums.

If you've followed my music before you'll know that it's been almost 13 years since the release of my last solo album Entranced. I've tried over the years to record and release a new full album but I've had to finally accept that I can't finance it myself anymore. Albums take quite a while to record, and although I have my own recording facilities, there are still costs (and very much time) involved, from the recording process itself to artwork, musician fees, CD pressing, marketing, publicity, etc. I've already got both new albums fully written, and a few of the tracks are in various stages of completion. The new albums are Shadows & Light, (the follow up to Entranced), an electric guitar extravaganza, and the all-acoustic album Distant Dreams. In order to get both these albums completed and released the right way, I need to raise $21,000 for the costs listed above. I can only do this with your help, and any contribution, no matter how small, will help me achieve my goal for this year to get 2 new albums released. I'll keep all those who contribute updated through a newsletter of how the crowdfunding is going and how close to the target amount we are. I hope to raise the full amount above to enable a professional level release, but if I can only raise half that amount I'll at least be able to record the albums and have a few CDs made for those of you who contributed with a CD inclusive option.

I've listed 8 different contribution options below, there's also a simple 'donate' button if you would like to contribute a lesser amount or don't want any of the items I'm offering. In any case, no matter how small or large an amount you contribute, I sincerely appreciate your interest and support of my music, and I promise you that both these albums will be of the quality you know and expect of me. Please share this webpage with anyone who may be interested in participating. Thank you :-)

Thank you so much,

Best wishes and love,

Mario

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$10 Contribution
  • $10 Contribution

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$10.00

$10 contribution gets a digital copy of either Shadows & Light or Distant Dreams (your choice) as soon as the album is mixed and mastered, ahead of the release date. Please specify which album in the notes section during the checkout process

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$100 Contribution
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$100.00

$100 gets all of the above plus a signed copy of both albums in CD format (dedicated to any names of your choice, please specify names in the notes section of the check out process)

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$500 Contribution
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$500.00

$500 gets all of the above plus 2 extra signed CDs (one of each, dedicated to any names of your choice), 2 guitar picks I used on the albums (one from each album), a signed Shadows & Light poster by myself and the band, and a video chat and personal thank you via Skype

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$1000 Contribution
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$1,000.00

$1000 contribution gets all of the above, plus a new song written just for you and named after you. When we chat on Skype, you can tell me who you'd like the song dedicated to and named after, plus what kind of song you'd like, ie. a ballad, mid tempo, full shred, etc.

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$5000 Contribution
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$5,000.00

All of the above plus a full private performance via Skype of me playing live guitar to music from Shadows & Light, Distant Dreams, Entranced and The Magician backing tracks

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